The son of Greek migrant parents, Jackomos was born in Collingwood and grew up in the Great Depression, mixing with people from a range of backgrounds. He was at different times a welfare worker and activist, a public servant in Aboriginal affairs, an historian archivist and genealogist. Loved by many, Jackomos's life was not without controversy as he was a non-Aboriginal man, with an Aboriginal family, living and moving in an Aboriginal world and working for Aboriginal causes. He maintained strong connections with his Greek heritage and the RSL, of which he was a loyal member, and visited Brunei so often that it became his second spiritual home.
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Author Biography - Richard Broome
Richard Broome practised history at university for thirty five years, much of that time at La Trobe University, where he taught Australian and Indigenous history. He has won teaching awards, worked with secondary school curriculum, and is the author of eight books, including the prize-winning Aboriginal Victorians: A History since 1800(2005) and Aboriginal Australians: A History since 1788(2010).